Alaska Photo Treks (dba of Through The Lens Alaska, LLC) was founded in 2013 by a trio of professional photographers who had a mission to share this amazing state with others through the lens of their cameras. Today, we are a group of Alaska photography guides and associates. With extensive and unique backcountry photography experience, each of us is also a professional photographer in our own right, with many diverse clients and assignments when not instructing or guiding. We are well-versed in Alaska’s natural history and have much to share about our lives in the 49th state.
Our fun, photo-centric tours, workshops, classes, and guide services cater to all levels of photographers (and non-photographers on some of the day tours). Technical, creative, and regional expertise in Alaska’s most scenic locations is our specialty. We know where to be and when, and have a pretty good track record at finding wildlife too! Services are tailored to fit every skill set and level of interest. Whether you’re a serious shooter or dabbling in photography with a smartphone camera, our aim is to help you take home the best scenes and memories Alaska has to offer.
What we'll do
Enjoy a trip out to Prince William Sound!
Hire your own Alaska Bush Pilot to take you to locations with breathtaking aerial views of craggy coastline, rugged peaks draped in glacial ice, impossibly blue meltwater. Experience landing on a remote body of water to take in a pristine place few have seen. This Alaska bush plane photo safari is one of the most expansive and authentic ways possible to see and photograph Alaska. Better yet, you’ll be aboard an aircraft captained by experienced Alaskan pilot and photographer, Mark Stadsklev. Mark has been flying in Alaska for more the 25 years and is a top-notch photographer in his own right, whose work has been published in National Geographic, Stearns, and Air and Space. He knows what it takes to get THE shot, and will fly you to some of his favorite locations in his favorite region of the state: Prince William Sound. You’ll receive Mark’s undivided attention and photographic support along the way, from the moment of check-in [when he’ll provide an overview of the day’s trip ahead] to touch down at the end of an exhilarating excursion.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 6 hours (approximately 3 hours flight time)
*Price is $3,225 for the Private Charter with up to 3 passengers
*Age Limit: Great for all ages!
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Creative and technical photographic support offered by your professional, local guide
- Natural history narrative en route
- Packed lunch
*What to Bring
- Layers including short sleeve shirt, fleece jacket, and wind/waterproof jacket
- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes with good tread
A 50% refund is available with 14 days or more advance notice. No refunds will be given less than 14 days before departure. Cancellation by the operator due to weather will be refunded 100% of price paid. We strongly recommend travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances that may cause last minute cancellations.